Education officials are warning lawmakers that a shorter school year, larger class sizes and teacher layoffs are ahead if the Legislature resorts to an all-cuts budget to close a deficit that once stood at nearly $27 billion.
A state panel has slashed the amount of money California taxpayers will spend to keep legislators on the road.
The speaker of the California Assembly is blocking permission given to four lawmakers to carry concealed weapons inside the state Capitol.
The recent shooting of an Arizona congresswoman and threats against California lawmakers have prompted a change in the state Assembly, where the officials who guard lawmakers will begin carrying handguns full-time.
California lawmakers responding to concerns that schoolyard bullying has led to increased suicides and truancy passed a resolution Friday calling attention to the problem.
Indicating they have gone as far as they can for now, California lawmakers on Thursday took a break from budget votes after tackling about half of the state’s $26.6 billion shortfall through cuts, loans and transfers.
Key lawmakers are staying close to the Capitol this weekend as Gov. Jerry Brown tries to work out a compromise on the state budget.
Now that California lawmakers have missed Gov. Jerry Brown’s self-imposed budget deadline, it’s unclear when they have to act to meet his demand for a special election in June to consider extending recent tax hikes.
In an unprecedented public give-and-take, Gov. Jerry Brown appeared before a legislative committee Thursday and engaged rank-and-file lawmakers in a discussion about how to address California’s $26.6 billion budget deficit.
Neighbors and law enforcement agencies would get advance notice when they are dealing with child molesters and sexually violent predators under two of the thousands of bills that will be considered this year by the California Legislature.
The media wasn’t even sure Monday’s “State of the State” address was going to happen. A few weeks ago, the buzz was Governor Jerry Brown wasn’t going to give one. After all, he’d already spoken […]
An Assemblyman’s claim for back pay was shot down today by a government board. But the battle is far from over – in fact it is just heating up. Assemblyman Gilbert Cedillo (D) Los Angeles, filed his Claim against the state, insisting it was illegal for lawmakers to have their pay cut by an independent panel.